The number of coronavirus cases in Kentucky has passed 40,000, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
During an afternoon news conference, Beshear said there were at least 627 new cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to approximately 40,299. Of the new cases, 76 are in people 18 years of age and younger.
The state reported at least 12 new deaths but the positivity rate is down to 5.48%, according to Beshear.
There are currently at least 622 people hospitalized –– 147 of those are in intensive care units, and 88 people are on ventilators in Kentucky.